Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3101: Police and Policing

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mrs Abi Dymond (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module will introduce you to some of the key sociological and inter-disciplinary concepts, critical issues and perennial debates in the study of the police, with a particular focus on policing in England and Wales. We will use a mixture of contemporary case studies, topical issues and insights from a range of disciplines, including sociology, law and criminology, to examine key concepts, including the role of the police, police discretion, the use of force, police accountability and plural policing. Whilst the focus is predominantly on England and Wales, literature and case studies will be drawn from a range of countries, to allow students to put policing practices into an international context.

Module created

18/02/2016

Last revised

23/01/2018